April 1, 2020
Keep Calm and Carry On The media responded to the pandemic and we followed reports and the government’s news updates. People wanted to try to make sense of what was going on. Captain Tom Moore captured hearts by fundraising for the NHS. We stood on the doorstep of the house and banged saucepans as ambulance workers drove by. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch was announced. Home Training As outdoor activities were restricted, people turned to indoor workouts.
March 1, 2020
Covid pandemic Weird news conferences Not allowed to leave home Working from home Staying fit from home Home food deliveries New baby to look after
February 1, 2020
Running Event Stopped in it’s Tracks I was signed up for a half marathon race at Castle Ashby but it was canceled due to Storm Ciara. The longest training run I had done was 20km. I was running regularly and well prepared, but a lot of dead wood had fallen onto the route and the weather had not improved. Crazy Weather in the UK Storm Ciara battered the UK, causing widespread disruptions.
January 15, 2020
As the decade opened, the United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union, marking a historic moment with significant economic and political implications. When I had originally heard the news that we had voted to leave the EU I was gobsmacked. I intuitively felt it was a bad idea and going to have negative consequences.
January 15, 2020
I got into the podcast “Philosophize This!” by Stephen West which covered Friedrich Nietzsche in several episodes. Nietzsche was a German philosopher known for his critiques of traditional European morality and religion. His ideas have had a significant impact on philosophy, psychology, and literature. Here are some key concepts often associated with Nietzsche. Will to Power: Nietzsche argued that a fundamental driving force in humans is the “will to power” – a striving for excellence, achievement, and the realization of one’s potential.